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To take the best pictures, you need the best light. That’s why photographer Erik Schwabel has crafted a human light suit which he will be bringing to Burning Man again this year. But he needs help funding the upgraded styling and custom-welded, lighter-weight lighting supports. This one-man photo studio captures Black Rock Citizens in all their glory.
Textures of Time | Julien Palast
Abu Dhabi’s most iconic landmark is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which features eighty-two white domes. Built between 1996 and 2007, it was designed to be an architectural wonder that incorporated both modern and classic Islamic artistic styles. Greek and Italian white marble covers the exterior, while Islamic calligraphy decorates the inside.
Photographer Beno Saradzic, originally from Slovenia, has created a series of images which show the dramatic difference between the way the mosque looked while under construction and the finished space.
Video Game History Through Controllers Photographed by Javier Laspiur
It’s not hard to have a few too many when you visit Dogfish Head. Besides all the interesting brewpub exclusives, you’ve got your heavy hitters like World Wide Stout and 120 Minute IPA. With the launch of the Dogfish Inn, your bed isn’t far from your pint glass. Located about 6 miles from the brewery—a bike path makes the trek doable in around 35 minutes—the inn boasts 16 rooms with beer-centric amenities, touches from awesome brands like Apolis and Woolrich, and access to all the outdoor activities like kayaking and hiking that are right in the inn’s backyard. After a day of slightly buzzed activities, you’ll probably crush the mini-fridge loaded with locally-made snacks.
I’m definitely staying here at some point
Architecture Photography by Matthias Heiderich
The family-owned roadside motel is just about as American as it gets, but these institutions are a dying breed and have been for decades. Facing the continued growth of cookie-cutter franchises, they just can’t compete.
Before they disappear altogether, photographer Eric Cousineau has made it his mission to preserve at least some of these mom-and-pop stops on film. For over a decade he’s crisscrossed the United States, visiting dozens for a series he calls, appropriately, American Motel.
“At the newer motels and hotels, it’s the same everywhere you go,” he says. “I like these old family-owned motels because they each have such an individual character.”
St. Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov has found his niche in the photography world, photographing the surreal, beautiful — and often empty — subway stations of Sweden’s capital in a project titled Stockholm Metro.
Oftentimes looking like something straight out of a sci-fi film, these caves-turned transportation hubs create mind-bending compositions when lack of commuters and symmetry gets involved.
Wondrous Whirligigs | Daniel Sebastian Schaub
On Tuesday, a bonsai tree boldly went where no bonsai tree has gone before.
Azuma Makoto, a 38-year-old artist based in Tokyo, launched two botanical arrangements into orbit: “Shiki 1,” a Japanese white pine bonsai tree suspended from a metal frame, and an untitled arrangement of orchids, lilies, hydrangeas, and irises.
Refuge du Goûter by Groupe H Architecture and Engineering
An innovative and environmentally-friendly four-story building situated at an altitude of 3,835 m on the route mountain climbers take as they summit Mont Blanc. The building is constructed of light and weather-resistant wood with exterior stainless steel paneling and is meant to integrate technically and aesthetically into the constraints of a difficult setting where winds can reach 300 km/h. The mountain refuge can accommodate 120 people and has four levels: